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Professional Engineering Services changes in Spring Valley


Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night and spent a short amount of time discussing the proposal for Professional Engineering Services from Yaggy Colby Associates. There was a letter from Yaggy Colby to City Administrator Deb Zimmer in regards to the city hiring another engineering firm replacing Yaggy Colby. The letter was signed by David Strauss, Project Engineer and voiced disappointment. “Yaggy Colby Associates was obviously disappointed to received your letter dated January 7, 2014 that disclosed the City of Spring Valley will be making a change in engineering services. We have enjoyed serving the City of Spring Valley and have considered the City a valued client.”

The letter from Yaggy Colby proposes to provide the following services.

Complete record drawings for South Broadway project (R11404) and to charge the City $3,200 for this service.

The second service is to gather and transmit requested information to the City. The cost for having the information transmitted to the City at a charge of $600. Deb Zimmer said that she had sent Yaggy Colby a flash drive that the information could be placed on and returned to the City.

There is some question by members of the city council if these items aren’t already owned by the City and they should not be paid again. A little history on fees paid to Yaggy Colby for the past seven years. The total so far is $1,072,872.04 and Mayor Struzyk said, “This leaves the council with a bad taste in its mouth.”

On a much more positive note, the Street Department received a big Thank You from everyone for the good work during and after the blizzard last week. After the meeting Chad Hindt was asked how the sand and salt is holding up and he said that they are keeping the joint city, county and state building ready to go for the next storm.

Department Head reports starting sounding like warmer weather. Librarian Diane Swenson-Sikkink that a library inventory was held on February 11 and they have identified 24,000 items done. Also, adult readers will be scheduled for March 28.

John Fenske reported that May 21 will be registration for summer recreation programs.

Tim Rasmussen submitted a written report on law enforcement and in addition mentioned the next time the City buys a vehicle that perhaps they should look at All Wheel Drive or Four Wheel Drive to enable moving about the City during snow .....
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Spring Valley City Council raises ambulance service rates

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, February 10 and had a short meeting. Council Sets Rates for Ambulance Service The council approved changes to the Rates Charged For Services for the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service. In an effo ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2014

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on January 13 and approved a long list of first of the year business. The minutes from the December 9 and December were approved. The January Preliminary Accounts Payables consisting of eight pages was approved a ..... 
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Spring Valley passes ambulance budget

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and acted on several important issues. The 2014 Budget was reviewed and adopted. The total for the 2014 Budget was $914,632, which is what the budget was in 2013. The tax levy for 2014 has a coup ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council passes project resolution

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met last Wednesday evening and breezed through a short agenda. The council approved a resolution for Phil and Cindy Sheldon. They are the new owners of the former True Value Hardware Store at 121, 131, and 141 North ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council notified of unsanitary properties

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

For several weeks the Spring Valley City Council has been discussing a proposed ordinance that would address dangerous living conditions in rental properties. Lately there has been an appearance by citizens who believe they either live in unsanitary ..... 
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Sewer Fund rates increasing in Spring Valley

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night October 14. A very positive step was taken to assist property owners in voting in favor of moving ahead on the EDA Revolving Loan Request. The council approved action that would move funds from the ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council approves tax levy

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and approved a resolution certifying the 2013 preliminary Property Tax Levy (Collectable in 2014). The General Operating Budget will require a Levy of $326,924. The EDA is set at $ ..... 
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Spring Valley briefed about SE Minnesota Initiative Fund

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson Jennifer Nelson representing the Southeast Minnesota Initiative Fund appeared before the council and explained the objectives of the organization in the coming year. She said that the priorities would be Economic Development and Ea ..... 
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